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This page contains obituaries or death notices (full or extract) of former Howard County residents.  If you have a notice you would like to add, please send to  Debby.


Arthur Joseph BICKEL (1895 - 1972) [extract]

Kokomo Tribune -   Wed., 25 Oct 1972

Name: Arthur Joseph BICKEL
Age: 77
Residence: 1901 W Michigan St., Indianapolis IN
Died: 8:45p Tues., 24 Oct 1972 at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis
Born: 6 Jun 1895 in Ft. Wayne IN
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph BICKEL
Married: Ruth ALDRIDGE in 1936
Lived in Chicago for many years; had been in Indianapolis the past 8 years. Designed Speed-O-Graph Office Data system  [WWI veteran according to grave marker]
Survivors: widow; sister Mrs. Florence WUNDERLICH
Services: Ellers Funeral Chapel
Burial: Sunset Memory Gardens

The following information was found in the Cemeteries of Howard County website:
Sunset Memory Gardens: BICKEL, Arthur Joseph: Born 6 Jun 1895 - died 24 Oct 1972, age 77. Buried in Section 7, block 3, lot 26, grave 6  Link to military plaque --  Link to scan of obituary


George W. BINNEY (1898 - 1974) [extract]

unlabeled obit - Sun. 26 May 1974, p 37

Name: George BINNEY
Age: 75
Residence: 2144 Locke St. Kokomo IN
Died: 10:30a Sat., 25 May 1974 at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo after 6-months illness.
Born: 6 Jul 1898 in Little Rock, AR
Parents: Harry & Kate PARKER BINNEY
Married: Lucy STAHL 23 Jul 1919 in Kokomo - she survives
Served in WWI in the Army in France; member of Kokomo chapter of Veterans of World War I; member of Greentown Lodge #341 F & AM. He operated a welding shop in Greentown for 13 years, retiring in 1960.
Survivors: widow; son Max BINNEY; daughter Mrs. Sam (Marjorie) HAMILTON; 5 granchildren & 6 great-grandchildren. One son preceded him in death.
Services: Pickett Funeral Home
Burial: Greenlawn cemetery

The following information was found in the Cemeteries of Howard County website:
Greenlawn Cemetery: BINNEY George W: born 6 Jul 1898 - died 25 May 1974, age 75. Buried 28 MAY 1974 in section 3, lot 188 Link to photo of family stone - link to scan of obituary


Charles BISCHOFF (1895 - 1984) [extract]

Kokomo Tribune -- Howard County, Indiana 21 Sep 1984

Name: Charles BISCHOFF
Age: 88, formerly of 1809 W Carter St,
Hometown: Kokomo
Died: 2:40 pm Friday, 21 Sep 1984 in English Nursing Home here [Lebanon].
Born: 28 Oct 1895 in Albia, Ill, he was the son of
Parents: Andres and Rosa (PHUND) BISCHOFF.
Married: 14 Jul 1923, Ruth COOPRIDER, who survives.
Military Service: US Army veteran of World War
Employed: Continental Steel Corp; former owner of Midgett Cafe. He was a
Civic Involvement: member of American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Eagles Lodge.
Services: Sunset Memory Gardens chapel; entombment in mausoleum.
Funeral Home: Fenn Funeral Home

Biographical Sketch


Ivan Ward "Red" BLACKLEDGE (1891 - 1984) [extract]

unlabeled obit - circa 28 Apr 1984

Name: Ivan Ward "Red" BLACKLEDGE
Age: 92
Residence: 518 E Poplar St, Kokomo IN
Died: Sat. afternoon, 28 Apr 1984 in Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis
Born: 4 Nov 1891
WWI Veteran; retired from General Electric
Services: Ellers Mortuary
Burial: [not specified]

The following information was found in the Cemeteries of Howard County website:
Greenlawn Cemetery: BLACKLEDGE Ivan W.: Born 4 Nov 1891 - died 28 Apr 1984,a ge 92. Buried 2 MAY 1984 in section 3, lot 299 Link to photo of military plaque- link to scan of obituary


Nellie LOVING BLAKEMORE (c1892 - 1943) [extract]

Kokomo Tribune - after 22 Aug 1943

Name: Nellie LOVING BLAKEMORE
Age: 51
Died: 5:30 am Sunday 22 Aug 1942 at home (407 E Richmond, Kokomo); in ill health for 3 years
Married: Roscoe BLAKEMORE
Born: 27 Apr 1891 in Paris, TN
Survivors: husband; adopted daughter Mrs. Homer ORTON; mother Mrs. Lugenyer LOVING; half-brother John BROWN.
Moved to Kokomo about 20 years previous; member of Wayman A.M.E. church
Funeral Home: Moore funeral home; funeral & burial held in Paris TN.


William E. "Jimmy" BLAND (c1899 - 1966) [extract]

Kokomo Tribune - 6 Oct 1966

Name: William E. (Jimmy) BLAND
Age: 67
Died: Waco Texas [no date given in obituary]; former resident of Kokomo who moved to Waco in 1937.
Born: Bunker Hill [no date given in obituary], he was the son of
Parents: Joseph BLAND and Mrs. Julia BLAND MAHRING, both deceased.
Survivors: widow, Mrs. Lizzie BELL BLAND; two daughters, Miss Debra Jane BLAND and Mrs. Matilda Jane LAWRENCE; a son, Wayne BLAND,; two sisters, Mrs. Sylvia BRANSDON and Mrs. Juanite MORROW; 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services and burial in Waco.

Biographical Sketch


Raymond Charles BLANGY (1891 - 1961) [extract]

Kokomo Tribune - circa 2 Feb 1961

Name: Raymond Charles BLANGY
Age:  69
Residence:  R.R. 1 - Kokomo
Died: 6 pm Thursday, 2 Feb 1961 at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo
Born: 13 Apr 1891 in Butler Co. OH
Parents:  Jerry & Mary FRAZEE BLANGY
Married: Miss Anna Pearl WILSON in 1927
Lived in Kokomo since 1927; WWI veteran; retired farmer. Member of VFW
Survivors:  widow; 2 children - Miss Mary BLANGY and Richard BLANGY; sister Mrs. J.A. (Marie) SCHUELKE; stepmother Mrs. Laura BLANGY; 2 nephews and 1 niece.
Services: Bethel Friends Church/Ellers Chapel
Burial: North Union Cemetery

The following information was found in the Cemeteries of Howard County website:
North Union Cemetery:   BLANGY, Raymond Charles: Born  13 Apr 1891 - died 2 Feb 1961, age 69. Buried in   Middle section, lot 24W  grave 3  Link to photo of military plaque  -- Link to family gravestone --  Link to scan of obituary


Orel "Harry" BLONDEAUX (1890 - 1960) [extract]

Kokomo Tribune - Thur., 10 Nov 1960, p2

Name: Orel "Harry" BLONDEAUX
Age: 70
Died: 9a Wed., 9 Nov 1960 at the VA Hospital in Indianapolis, after a long illness
Born: 7 Aug 1890 in Belgium
Parents: August and Selina BLONDEAUX
Married: Miss Flossie COOP in 1927
WWI veteran who "saw considerable action" in France; crane operation at Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. Member of St. Joean of Arc church. His family came to the US when he was a child & settled in Pennsylvania; he came to Kokomo as a young man.
Survivors: widows & distant relatives in Pennsylvania
Services: Ellers Funeral Chapel /St. Joan of Arc Church
Burial: Crown Point

Biographical Sketch


Mrs. Nellie COOPER DAWSON BOGGS (1875 - 1960) [extract]

Kokomo Tribune - 29 Feb 1960, p 2

Name: Nellie COOPER DAWSON BOGGS
Died: 7a Monday, 29 Feb 1960 at the Franklin Masonic Home [Franklin IN] - had lived there for 6 years.
Born: 6 Aug 1875 - last member of a family of 7 children
Parents: Dr. and Mrs. William COOPER
Mrs. BOGGS servied as secretary to Mayor James BURROWS from 1923-25; active in Howard County chapter of Red Cross & received the 50 year pin; Order of Eastern Star member and life member of Congregational Christian Church.
Married: Aurus DAWSON (died 1935) - had 2 sons: Don and Francis A. DAWSON (both deceased). Second marriage: Clarence BOGGS in Los Angeles CA - he died in 1953.
Survivors: 2 grandchildren, Robet F. DAWSON and Mrs. Sally DAWSON PITTS (Donald A.)
Services: Franklin Home Chapel
Burial: Franklin Masonic Home, [Franklin, IN]


Rev. Oro C BOGUE (1892 - 1993) [extract]

Kokomo Tribune -   Thursday, 25 Feb 1993

Name: Oro C BOGUE 
Age: 100
Residence: Americana Healthcare Center, Kokomo IN
Died: 12:55a Thurs., 25 Feb 1993 in the Center
Born: 11 Sep 1892 in Huntsville AL
Parents:  Parker and Mary Elizabeth MADISON BOGUE
Married: Ella FELLOW 25 Nov 1918 - she died April 1982.
WWI Veteran - served as chaplain to veterans' group; 32nd degree Mason, Scottish Rite; active with the Boy Scouts and YMCA.  1915 graduate of DePaul University; attended theological seminary at Northwestern and Garret University.  Moved to Kokomo in 1943; retired from Delco Electronics in 1957 after 14 years.
Survivors: son, James BOGUE; 2 daughters - Mrs. Richard (Dottie) MILLER and Mrs. Earl (Phyllis) SMITH; 12 grandchildren; 4 stepgrandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren and a step great-great-grandchild.  5 brothers and 5 sisters preceded him in death.
Services: French-Wilson Colonial Mortuary
Burial: Sunset Memory Gardens Mausoleum

The following information was found in the Cemeteries of Howard County website:
Sunset Memory Gardens: BOGUE, Oro C. Rev.: Born 11 Sep 1892 - died 25 Feb 1993, age 100. Buried in Peace Building, Block J, Crypt 72 D, Level 5  Link to plaque --  Link to scan of obituary


Victor C. BOLINGER (1893 - 1971) [extract]

Kokomo Tribune - Sat., 3 Apr 1971, p 3

Name: Victor C. BOLINGER
Age: 77
Residence: RR 2, Kokomo IN
Died: Fri 2 Apr 1971 of apparent heart attack.
Born: 30 Jun 1892 in Ohio
Parents: Cornelius and Viola BLOSE BOLINGER
Married: Corrine COULTER in 1919 - she survives
WWI Veteran; member of Galveston Masonic Lodge. Retired engineer at Northwest Engineering Co. of Green Bay WI.
Survivors: widow; son Donald J. BOLINGER, daughter Mrs. J. Norman (Eleaonr) SCHNEIDER; 3 brothers - Walter BOLINGER, Howard BOLINGER, & Clifford BOLINGER; 4 sisters Mrs. Izola YATER, Mrs. Marie GILLAM, Mrs. Betty MAHER & Mrs. Louise HUTCHINSON; one grandchild and several nieces & nephews.
Services: Fenn Funeral Home
Burial: Sunset Memory Gardens

The following information was found in the Cemeteries of Howard County website:
Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery: BOLINGER Victor C.: Born 30 Jun 1893 - died 2 Apr 1971, age 77. Section 2 Block 5 Lot 13 Grave 5 Link to photo of gravestone


Walter BOLINGER (1896 - 1984) [extract]

Kokomo Tribune -- Howard County, Indiana 9 Apr 1984

Name: Walter BOLINGER
Age: 88
Hometown: rural Russiaville
Funeral Home: Hoffman-Murray Funeral Home
Burial: Sunset Memory Gardens, Kokomo, IN
Died: 8:57 am Monday, 9 Apr 1984 at Sycamore Village Health Care Center, Kokomo.
Born: Ohio, 24 Feb 1896
Parents: Cornelius McClelland and Viola (BLOSE) BOLINGER.
Married: 25 Aug 1919, Ora V. SMITH, who died 21 May 1983.
Survivors: daughter, Stella May LONG ; a son, Rex BOLINGER; 7 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Clifford D. BOLINGER and Howard BOLINGER ; two sisters, Betty MAHER and Louise HUTCHISON. Two daughters, a great-grandchild, two brothers and four sisters are deceased.
Employment: retired farmer
Military Service: veteran of World War I and a member of West Point Christian Church.


Frank G. BOLLMAN (1893 - 1970) [extract]

Kokomo Tribune -   Friday, 24 Apr 1970, p 15

Name: Frank G. BOLLMAN
Age: 76
Residence: 212 N Berkley Rd, Kokomo IN
Died: 2:30a Friday, 24 Apr 1970 in St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo IN
Born: 5 Sep 1893 in LaGrange IN
Parents: John W. and Jean SCHWEITZER BOLLMAN
Married: Audra SEARS 5 Jun 1917
Served in US Army Air Corps during WWI; member of Meridian Sun Lodge F&AM; 1915 graduate of DePaul University; parts manager at Wiese Oldsmobile.
Survivors: widow; son Charles BOLLMAN; daughter Mrs. Harry (Jean) MOULDER; 8 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; brother Ralph BOLLMAN; 1 niece & 1 nephew. A sister is deceased.
Services: Fenn Funeral Home
Burial: Sunset Memory Gardens

The following information was found in the Cemeteries of Howard County website:
Sunset Memory Gardens: BOLLMAN, Frank G.: Born 5 Sep 1893 - died 24 Apr 1970, age 76. Buried in  Section 6, Block 12, Lot 1, grave 2 Link to military plaque --  Link to scan of obituary


Raymond E. BONE (1900 - 1964) [extract]

Kokomo Tribune - Fri 2 Oct 1964, p 2

Name: Raymond E. BONE
Age: 64
Residence: 910 E Monroe St, Kokomo IN
Died: 12:30a Fri., 2 Oct 1964 at his home after an illness of 3 years.
Born: 4 Mar 1900 in Howard Co. IN
Parents: David & Mary WILSON BONE
Married: Thellia DEHOFF of Geneva on 27 Nov 1922.
WWI Veteran - member of 113th Observation Squadron; Member of Logansport F.O.P & Eagles Lodge in Kokomo; former deputy sheriff in Howard County and sheriff in Cass County.
Survivors: widow; son Raymond BONE; 2 grandchildren; 3 sisters, Mrs. Grace ROBERTSON; Mrs. Ina FINCH & Mrs. Flossie MARTIN; nieces and nephews.
Services: Fenn Funeral Home
Burial: Shiloh Cemetery

The following information was found in the Cemeteries of Howard County website:
Shiloh Cemetery: BONE Raymond E: born 4 Mar 1900 - died 2 Oct 1964, age 64. Link to Obit
BONE Thellia Grace DeHoff: born 7 Sep 1899 - died 18 Nov 1981, age 82 Link to Obituary
Link to photo of gravestone


Thomas William BORUFF (1942) [extract]

Kokomo Tribune -- after 12 Dec 1942

Name: Thomas William BORUFF
Age: 3 months
Died: 8:30 Saturday [12 Dec 1942] of bronchial pneumonia.
Parents: Roscue and Helen BORUFF
Services: Church of the Nazarene
Burial: Crown Point cemetery, Kokomo, IN


Chester M. BOUGHER (1896 - 1957) [extract]

unlabeled obit - circa 12 Dec 1957

Name: Chester M. BOUGHER
Age: 61
Residence: 131 N Carter St, Greentown IN
Died: 8:45a Thurs., 12 Dec 1957 at home - cause: coronary occlusion
Born: 1896 [3 Jul 1896] in Kokomo
Parents: John & Sarah LONG BOUGHER
Married: Miss Anna HAMMOND 21 Jul 1920 - she survives
Employed as grinder at Hoosier Iron Works in Kokomo. [WWI veteran - according to military plaque at gravesite]
Survivors: widow; 8 children - Dale BOUGHER, Robert BOUGHER, Mrs. Mary SILCOX, Eileen BOUGHER, Carolyn BOUGHER, Ronnie BOUGHER, Mrs. Betty LINSON, Richard BOUGHER; 4 brothers - Bill BOUGHER, Sam BOUGHER, Floyd BOUGHER & Malon BOUGHER; sister Mrs. Blanche BOLEN; 7 grandchildren.
Services: West & Picket Funeral Home
Burial: Greentown cemetery [sic - Greenlawn]

The following information was found in the Cemeteries of Howard County website:
Greenlawn Cemetery: BOUGHER Chester M: born 3 Jul 1896 - died 12 Dec 1957, age 61. Buried 14 DEC 1957, section 3, lot 213 Link to photo of family stone - link to photo of military plaque - link to scan of obituary


Mrs. Elba Marie CUNNINGHAM BOURNE (1892 - 1918)

Obituary Kokomo Tribune -- Howard County, Indiana 8 January 1919

Mrs. Elba Marie BOURNE, daughter of John and Caroline CUNNINGHAM, was born at Peru, Ind., August 25, 1892 and departed this life December 19, 1918, aged 26 years, 3 months and 24 days.
On April 11, 1909 she was united in marriage to Norman BOURNE. Three children were born to this union: Mary, who preceeded her to the grave by eight years and Carl and Helen who survive.
Mrs. Bourne was converted and baptized together with her husband on December 15, 1910, just eight years ago last Sunday. They were received into full fellowship in North Street Baptist Church.
"Elba" as she was familiarly called was a dutiful daughter and loving wife and mother.
Her passing away will be greatly lamented by her husband and two children, father and mother, and three brothers, together with a host of other friends. It might well be said of her, " She hath done what she could".


Thomas A. "Shorty" BOWEN (1889 - 1949) [extract]

Kokomo Tribune - 4 Apr 1949 p 15

Name: Thomas A. "Shorty" BOWEN
Age: 59
Died: 3:15p Saturday 2 Apr 1949 at home (2116 N. Purdum, Kokomo).
Born: 7 Jul 1889 in Howard Co.
Parents: Charles & Mary BOWEN
Member of VFW Post 152 - WWI veteran; "hod carrier by trade".
Survivors: widow, Dollie BROWN; daughter Mrs. Mary L. WAGNER; stepson Charles E. FEATHERSTONE; 3 brothers - Charles BROWN, Floyd BROWN, Russell BROWN; half-brother Joe COWELL; half-sister Mrs. Violet FOWLER; mother Mrs. Mary POWELL; 2 grandchildren.
Services: Ellers Chapel
Burial: "Legion section" of Crown Point. Kokomo, IN

Biographical sketch


Forest H "Frosty" BRASKETT (1895 - 1962) [extract]

Kokomo Tribune -- Sunday, 21 Oct 1962

Name: Forrest H. "Frosty" BRASKETT
Age: 67, 1210 S Buckeye St, d
Died: 1:30 pm Sunday [21 Oct 1962] at his home in Kokomo.
Born: 3 May 1895 in Anderson, the son of
Parents: William Franklin and Margaret Jane (PERKINS) BRASKETT.
Employment/Civic Involvement: Public Service Representative with the Public Service Company; member of the Grace Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge, the Americal Legion Post # 6 and the 40 and 8. Veteran of WWI.
Married: 27 May 1926 to Jean WALKER
Survivors: wife and his mother; one son, Phillip BRASKETT; two grandchildren; two brothers, Robert M. BRASKETT, and Kenneth BRASKETT; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Home: Fenn Funeral Home
Burial: Sunset Memory Gardens cemetery, Kokomo, IN

Biographical Sketch


Horace B. BREWSTER (1896 - 1991) [extract]

Kokomo Tribune -- Tuesday, 24 Dec 1991

Name: Horace B. BREWSTER
Age: 95
Funeral Home: Ellers Mortuary.
Burial: Sunset Memory Gardens.
Died: 8:15 am Tuesday, 24 Dec 1991, Windsor Estates, Kokomo
Born: 25 Nov 1896 in Festus, Mo., a sone of
Parents: Eugene and Octavia (CLINTON) BREWSTER. In
Married: August 1922, Ruth M. SANDERS, who died in March 1976.
Survivors: son, Bill G. BREWSTER; a sister, Grace LOVELESS; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A son, three brothers, four sisters and three grandchildren preceded him in death.
Army veteran of World War I; past member of the American Legion. Retired 1961 from the foundry of Stellite Corp.

Biographical Sketch


Vern R. BRIDWELL (1887 - 1960) [extract]

Kokomo Tribune - Sunday, 25 Dec 1960 p 2 & 25 Dec 1960, p 2

Name: Vern R. BRIDWELL
Age: 73
Residence: 1020 W. Jefferson St, Kokomo IN
Died: 2:30p Sat., 24 Dec 1960 at home, following a lingering illness.
Born: 24 Jul 1887 in Kokomo
Parents: Samuel and Jane (HAWLEY) BRIDWELL
Married: Leona KUNTZ in 1921
WWI Veteran - member of American Legion. Worked at Haynes Stellite, Haynes Automobile Co and Ward's Bakery. Member of Main Street Christian Church.
Survivors: widow, 2 sons - Robert BRIDWELL and Norman BRIDWELL; 2 grandchildren. One brother and one sister are deceased.
Services: Ellers Funeral Home
Burial: Crown Point Cemetery

Biographical Extract


Mrs. Mary E. NAME FYE BRIGHT (c1863 - 1942)

Kokomo Tribune - October 23,1942

MRS. MARY E. FYE- BRIGHT
Mrs. Mary E.(Name) Fye Bright,79, died at 6:45 o'clock Friday morning at 1041 Purdum Street. Her home for the past 48 years had been in Howard County, six and one-half miles northeast of Kokomo.


Roscoe C. BRIGHT (1884 - 1949) [extract]

Kokomo Tribune - Thursday, 29 Sep 1949, p 21

Name: Roscoe C. BRIGHT
Age: 64
Died: Wed., 28 Sep 1949 in Hobart IN - had lived there last 23 years; former resident of Kokomo
Born: 14 Oct 1884 in Flora, Carroll Co., IN
Married: Fay GOSLEE 25 Dec 1918
Survivors: widow; daughter Mrs. Elizabeth BURKE
Served in WWI; member of Masonic Lodge & American Legion
Services: Laiter Funeral Home in Flora
Burial: Maple Lawn Cemetery (Carroll Co, IN)


Mrs. Angie M. MCINTOSH BROADLICK (c1872 - 1942)

Kokomo Tribune - after 4 Dec 1942

Name: Angie M. BROADLICK
Age: 70
Died: 11:00 Thursday night [4 Dec 1942] at home - result of heart attack after several years of poor health.
Born: 7 Feb 1872 in Howard County.
Parents: John and Margaret MCINTOSH
Married: 27 Jul 1892 Harry BROADLICK at "the parental home"
Graduated Kokomo High School in 1891; member of Main Street Christian church; on board of YWCA
Survivors: husband; son Russell; 3 sisters, Mrs. K.W. KERN, Martha MCINTOSH and Grace MCINTOSH; brother D.A. MCINTOSH. A brother, John MCINTOSH, preceded her in death.
Burial: Crown Point, Kokomo, IN


Gus M. BROO (1891 - 1956) [extract]

Kokomo Tribune - Sat 22 Dec 1956, p2

Name: Gus M. BROO
Age: 65
Residence: 4964 W 14th St Indianapolis IN - former resident of Kokomo
Died: 5:38a Sat., 22 Dec 1956 at Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis
Born: 18 Aug 1891 in Motul, Sweden
Parents: John and Christina BROO.
Married: Miss Ida SIEFKER BROO
Self-employed as decorator in Kokomo
Survivors: widow; sister Hannah GEIGER; 4 brothers - Carl J. BROO, Victor BROO, Axel G. BROO and Frank W. BROO.
Services: Kirby Mortuary, Indianapolis
Burial: "in Indianapolis" [no cemetery specified]

Biographical Extract


Fred Lawrence BROWN (c1890 - 1943) [extract]

Kokomo Tribune, after 12 Oct 1943

Name: Fred Lawrence BROWN
Age: 53
Died: 5:20 pm Tuesday, 12 Oct 1943 at Indianapolis Veterans' Hospital
Born: 5 Feb 1890 in Howard County
Parents: Jacob & Nancy Jane BROWN
Military service: WWI
Survivors: widow, Clara BROWN; sisters Mrs. Ruth SMITH, Mrs. Frances LOCKRIDGE; uncle Albert MILLER.
Funeral Home: Ellers mortuary
Burial: Albright cemetery, Kokomo, IN

Link to biographical sketch


Harry T. BROWN (1893 - 1978) [extract]

Kokomo Tribune, after 23 Nov 1978

Harry T. BROWN - born 19 Dec 1893, New Albany [Indiana].
* Parents: George & Luthera BROWN -- Wife: Mattie BROADLEY (d. 1972)
* WWI Vet - Army, American Expeditionary Forces -- Retired from Kokomo Gas & Fuel Co (22 yrs)
* Surviving Children: Audrey COLYAR (Kokomo), Jessie MCNALLY (Kokomo), Mrs. Norman HUNT (Kokomo), Max BROWN (Kokomo), Harry W. BROWN (Akron OH).
* Surviving Siblings: George BROWN (Lakeland FL) & Dave BROWN (Kokomo), Lula FORSYTHE (Kokomo) & Birdie ELSON (Kokomo) Also 13 grandchildren & 10 great-grandchildren.
Services: Ellers Mortuary --
Burial: Albright CemeteryKokomo, IN


Joel Franklin BROWN (1892 - 1943) [extract]

Kokomo Tribune - aft 23 Apr 1943

Name: Joel Franklin BROWN
Age: 50
Died: 21 Apr 1943 in Ludington, MI while employed on a construction job.
Born: 1 Sep 1892 in Grant Co, IN
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Washington BROWN
Married: Lacy FIFE in 1925
Electrician; member of Eagles lodge and American Federation of Labor.
Survivors: parents; brother, Ernest BROWN; 6 sisters - Mrs. John HENDREN, Mrs. William PHILLIPS, Mrs. J. Ervin HECK, Mrs. Earl HUNTER, Mrs. Cecil FELKER and Miss Belle BROWN; two stepdaughters - Mrs. Harry A CARTER & Mrs. Lloyd HOVARTER; 2 grandchildren.
Services: Ellers Funeral Home
[No burial info listed]

Biographical sketch


Waldo BROWN (1893 - 1953) [extract]

Kokomo Tribune, Thursday, 24 Sep 1953

Name: Waldo BROWN
Age: 60
Hometown: Greentown RR1
Died: 8 pm Wednesday [23 Sep 1953], at the Veterans' Hospital in Indianapolis.
Born: 2 Jun 1893 Union Township [Howard County IN], the son of
Parents: Jonah and Christine BROWN. On
Married: 12 Sep 1922, Anita KRIBBS
Veteran of World War I; Farmer and member of the Christian Science church in Kokomo.
Survivors: the widow & children: Mrs. June HILL, ; Miss Shirley BROWN, ; Theron BROWN & Sonya BROWN. A son, Mervin BROWN was killed in Korea on 4 Apr 1952. There are four grandchildren. A brother and sister are deceased.
Burial: Jerome Cemetery, Howard Co. IN
Funeral Home: Mast & Pickett

Biographical Sketch


JUELDA WREN DUCKWORTH JONES BUCHANAN

Source: Waveland Independent newspaper, Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana March 24, 1911

Charles Jones received a message on Friday that his mother, Mrs. Juelda Buchanan, was sick with grip at her home in Kokomo.  On Saturday she seemed better and up to Sunday morning, she was thought not to be dangerously ill.  At that time, she expressed a fear that the boys would not get to her in time to see her, alive, and after taking a drink of water, sank back on to her pillow dead.  Mr. and Mrs. Jones and son Paul attended the funeral on Tuesday. She leaves three sons, Samuel of Harrisburg, Ill; George of Camden, Indiana, and Charles.  By her second marriage, she leaves six daughters. She was 68 years old. - typed by kbz
Note: Born October 1843 died 19 March 1911 Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana
Buried: Sharpsvillle, Tipton County, Indiana
1st Husband: Samuel Jones
2nd Husband: Jacob Buchanan
Maiden name: Daughter of John S. and Catherine Moore Duckworth
Daughters above mentioned were: Lula; Minnie; Maggie; Hattie; Tessie; Dina and Sarah

Lettie KLINGMAN BUGHER (1895 - 1941) [extract]

Kokomo Tribune - March 27, 1941

Name: Lettie KLINGMAN BUGHER
Age: 45
Died: 2:15 pm Wed afternoon [], at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.
Born: 6 Nov 1895 in Howard Twp., Howard Co. IN
Parents: Mr. & Mrs. William KLINGMAN.
Married: Clarence BUGHER in 1917
Survivors: husband, 4 children: Merwin, Thelma, Betty & Billy; 5 brothers: Olaus KLINGMAN, Ketric KLINGMAN, Andrew KLINGMAN, Fred KLINGMAN & Bert KLINGMAN; 2 sisters: Mrs. Christina SHOCKLEY and Mrs. Erma BUGHER.
Services: Union Street Friends Church & Jacobs Funeral Home
Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, Kokomo IN


Lewis BURCHER (1899 - 1967) [extract]

Kokomo Tribune - 27 Mar 1969

Name: Lewis BURCHER
Age: 69
Residence: Port Charlotte, FL
Died: 6a Thursday, 27 Mar 1969 at home in Port Charlotte, FL
Born: 1899 [12 Sep] in Quaker City, OH
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Evan BURCHER
Married: Gladys CAIN in 1934
WWI veteran - served in France; retired from Continental Steel Co; membr of Moose & Elks Lodge; attended St. Joan of Arc Catholic church.
Survivors: widow; 2 brothers - Harry BURCHER and Ernest BURCHER; 33 nieces & nephews and several cousins.
Services: Ellers Funeral Chapel
Burial: Sunset Memory Gardens

The following information was found in the Cemeteries of Howard County website:
Sunset Memory Gardens: BURCHER Lewis H.: Born 12 Sep 1899 - died 27 Mar 1969, age 69. Section 7, Block 4, Lot 6, Grave 6 Link to plaque --  Link to scan of obituary


Glenn B. BURGAN (1888- 1954) [extract]

Kokomo Tribune - Mon., 11 Oct 1954, p 15

Name: Glenn B. BURGAN
Age: 65
Died: 3:35a Sun., 10 Oct 1954 at his home in Greentown. He had been ill for 6 years and bedfast for 9 months.
Born: 28 Oct 1888 in Taylor Twp., Howard Co. IN
Parents: Alonzo & Alena SILVERS BURGAN
Married: Annas BENSON in 1911 - she survives
Veteran of WWI; retired farmer
Survivors: widow; son Raymond BURGAN; brother Pearl BURGAN; 5 grandchildren. Son Howard BURGAN died in 1932.
Services: Ball Funeral Home
Burial: Greenlawn cemetery

The following information was found in the Cemeteries of Howard County website:
Greenlawn Cemetery: BURGAN Glen: born 28 Oct 1888 - died 10 Oct 1954, age 65. Buried 12 OCT 1954 in section Wal, lot 66 link to scan of obituary


Nelson Luther BURGAN (1879 - 1942) [extract]

Kokomo Tribune - after 16 Dec 1942

Name: Nelson Luther BURGAN
Age: 63
Died: 11:15 Wednesday [16 Dec 1942] at his home; of heart ailment suffered since February.
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Albert BURGAN
Born: 2 Aug 1879 in Howard County.
Married: Clara GRIESEY of Kokomo 10 Jan 1942
Employment: Kokomo Opalescent Glass factory for more than 20 years
Survivors: wife and one brother, Otto C. BURGAN; one nephew and 2 nieces.
Funeral Home: Fague & Fenn - services at residence
Burial: Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo, IN


Gerald BURGET (1896 - 1970) [extract]

Kokomo Tribune - 22 May 1970

Name: Gerald BURGET
Age: 74
Residence: RR1, Greentown IN
Died: 4 am Friday, 22 May 1970 at Howard Community Hospital, Kokomo IN
Born: 3 Jan 1896 in Clinton Co. IN
Parents: [not listed]
Married: Esther WINELANDS 16 Apr 1927 in Fort Wayne, IN
WWI Veteran - sergeant in US Army; operated Park Ave Shell Station in Kokomo for 28 years.
Survivors: widow; daughter Mrs. Frank (Sharon) NAUMAN; son John BURGET; 4 grandchildren; 2 sisters- Mrs. James (Dorothy) DAVIES and Mrs. Doris CONDO; a half-brother, Doyle SNODGRESS [sic - SNODGRASS].
Services: Pickett Funeral Home
Burial: Sunset Memory Gardens

Biographical Sketch


Melvin J. BURNS (1893 - 1976) [extract]

unknown source [probably Kokomo paper], after 6 Dec 1976

Melvin J. BURNS, born 30 Jun 1893, Middlefork, Clinton, Indiana; died 6 Dec 1976 Burlington, Clinton, Indiana.
* Parents: Thomas & Louise (THOMAS) BURNS.
* Spouse: Emma HOBSON, marred 6 Sep 1919 - she survives.
* WWI Veteran; retired from Continental Steel Corp. Member of Kokomo Eagles Lodge & Burlington United Methodist Church.
* Surviving Children: Charles BURNS Sr. of Flora; Clifford BURNS of Chino, CA; Edward BURNS of Indiana Orchard, MA; Paul BURNS of Flora; Mrs. William (Mary) HORN, Cobina CA; Mrs. Cleon (Betty) MILLER of Bringhurst; Mrs. Harold (Della) SMITH, Burlington. 20 grandchildren & 16 great-grandchildren. 1 daughter & 2 sons preceded him in death.
* Arrangements Pending: Stout Funeral Home, Russiaville. 


Frank BUSH Sr. (1894- 1977) [extract]

Kokomo Tribune - Tues., 1 Feb 1977, p 7 col 6

Name: Frank BUSH Sr.
Age: 82
Residence: 4006 Delaware St, Anderson IN
Died: 5:30p Sun Jan 30, 1977 in St. John's Hospital, Anderson IN
Born: 9 Sep 1894 in Austria
Parents: John and Jennie (LAZINK) BUSH
WWI Army Veteran - worked in Maintenance Dept of Anderson school system.
Survivors: 2 sons - Frank BUSH Jr. and Richard BUSH; 3 daughters - Mrs. William (Delpha) LONG, Mrs. Kenneth (Lena) WEBSTER & Mrs. Brent (Betty) HAY; 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. A son preceded him in death.
Services: Ellers Mortuary
Burial: Cremation [no cemetery mentioned]

Biographical Sketch


Donald O. BUTLER (1901 - 1967) [extract]

Kokomo Morning Times - Sat.,  23 Sep 1967, p 2

Name: Donald O. BUTLER
Age: 66
Died: Thursday, 21 Sep 1967 in Tucson, AZ
Born: 1901 in Pennsylvania
Married: Margaret Ann SAMUELS in 1925
Served with US Navy in WWI; member of American Legion and Eagles Lodge; worked at Continental Steel Co, retiring in 1965.
Survivors: widow; daughter Mrs. Robert J. BASSETT; 2 grandsons Ronald & Donald BASSETT; a sister and brother in Pennsylvania.
Services: Fenn Funeral Home

The following information was found in the Cemeteries of Howard County website:
Memorial Park Cemetery:  BUTLER, Donald O.: Born 10 JUL 1901 - died 22 SEP 1967, age 66. Buried  22 SEP 1967  in West Calvary section.  Link to photo of gravestone 
 



Flossie SHIVELY BYRD

Submitter: Mike Holder

Peru, Tribune Thursday, September 4, 1969
Peru, Indiana
Flossie BYRD, 66, Bunker Hill, died at her home at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, following a short illness.
The decedent was born June 1, 1903, in Kokomo to Harvey and Mary (LANGLEY) SHIVELY, and married Claude BYRD May 27, 1949, in Kokomo.
Survivors include a son, Max PRICE, Bunker Hill; a sister, Mrs. Ella DEWEESE, Miami, three grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Peacock Funeral Home, Kokomo, with the Rev. J. McFarlene SMITH officiating.
Burial will be in the Albright Cemetery, Kokomo, IN
Friends may call at the funeral home today before 9 p.m.

Monument at Crown Point Cemetery
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